Kenya has a wide range of scenery with Lake Victoria in the West, the Central lush tropical Rift Valley and the arid country in the North, with long beaches by the Indian Ocean in the East.
There are 42 different tribes in Kenya, each with their own customs and cultures. In order to enjoy this diversity we recommend budgeting for a safari and other trips. We detail below some activities from the hotel and around Mombasa.
- A visit to the village market in Ukunda with a member of our staff.
- We promote exchanges with local artists. Below see our kenyan artist sharing ideas with our swiss guest. Thanks to Niko and Hannah, your painting hangs on the wall of MAUA LODGE.
- Walk along the 10 km long white sands of Diani Beach.
- Swimming in the warm waters of Indian Ocean is a must for every tourist. High tides mean that you can enjoy swimming in both our pool and the sea.
- You will be able to shar your culinar recipes with our cook and help to prepare a typical local meal.
- A show of local dances is also organised at the hotel.
- Should you like sport, maybe you will have the opportunity to watch a football game in the village.
Fee paying activities
Ou policy is to employ local people whenever possible.
- A visit to Shimba Hills, a nearby game reserve with elephants, buffalo, antelopes, giraffes and others. You can also walk to a beautiful waterfall hidden in a forest.
- A day on a traditional local boat, a dhow, around Wasini Island, 50 km South of Diani Beach. You will spot dolphins andyou can snorkel and admire multi coloured fidh in the sea reserve. En joy swimming in clean turquoise waters followed by a crab menu and other local delicacies.
- A canoe trip on the Congo River is 10 minutes from the hotel to arvel at the sight of multcolour birds followed by a walk through a Swahili village.
- A full day motor canoe trip in a mangrove, near Funzi Island, 25 km South of Diani Beach, swim at the Paradise Island (sand island), and eat fish and lobster grilled on wood fire.
- A visit to Mombasa to walk around the old town, which was once a major harbour and invaded by Portuguese, Arab and English navies. This multicultural influence can be seen in the architectureof buildings and houses. Don’t miss a visit to Fort Jesus and the Arabian influences in the old city, an Indian temple and the local market with African and Oriental spices.
- You can experience deep-sea diving with professionals.
- On request we can also organise sports activities as kite surfing, quad driving, moto bike or bike rides.
- Shoul you want to support local craftwork by handicapped people we will organise a visit to “Bombolulu Workshop and Cultural Centre” in Mombasa.